The Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 17th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, after the order for the non-playoff teams was finalized with the end of the regular season on Sunday.
All of the 14 teams that made the postseason will pick after the Steelers. Pittsburgh was one of two 9-8 teams that missed the playoffs, but the Detroit Lions had a stronger strength of schedule, so they will pick 18th.
The Steelers have had the No. 17 overall pick in the first round three times, drafting defensive end Keith Gary in 1988, wide receiver Charles Johnson in 1994 and outside linebacker Jarvis Jones in 2012.
The last time the Steelers drafted as high as No. 18 was n 2014, when the took inside linebacker Ryan Shazier with the No. 15 overall selection. The Steelers traded up to take inside linebacker Devin Bush at No. 10 in 2019.
This draft will be the first for the new Steelers regime that includes general manager Omar Khan and assistant general manager Andy Weidl, following the retirement of Kevin Colbert last year.
2023 NFL DRAFT ORDER, FIRST ROUND
1 Chicago Bears
2 Houston Texans
3 Arizona Cardinals
4 Indianapolis Colts
5 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
6 Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)
7 Las Vegas Raiders
8 Atlanta Falcons
9 Carolina Panthers
10 New Orleans Saints (from Philadelphia Eagles)
11 Tennessee Titans
12 Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
13 New York Jets
14 New England Patriots
15 Green Bay Packers
16 Washington Commanders
17 Pittsburgh Steelers
18 Detroit Lions
The rest of the first round will be determined by the order of team’s exit from the playoffs.
In addition to their pick at No. 17, the Steelers will also have the No. 32 overall pick, after the Chicago Bears clinched the No. 1 spot. The Steelers have Chicago’s second-round pick, thanks to the Chase Claypool trade.
The Miami Dolphins forfeited their first-round pick, which will be between 19 and 32, as punishment for tampering with free agents.
The Steelers’ own second round pick will be the 48th pick of the draft.